AIOU announces entry test results
Islamabad, Nov 15: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the results of admission test for COL MBA/MPA programme.
These tests were held on October 25, at Abbottabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Sahiwal and Sargodha.
Information letters/admission offers have been sent to the successful candidates by post at their given addresses.
Upon request of the candidates, who have passed the admission could not deposit their fee due to unavoidable circumstances, are also advised to deposit their fee as per instructions of the admission department.
The results are also available at website of the university www.aiou.edu.pk or col.aiou.edu.pk. For convenience of the candidates, a set of offer documents has also been sent on their email address and uploaded at the website. The selected candidates are advised to deposit the requisite fee with acceptance of admission by November 25.
In case if any inquiry, the candidates are advised to contact the departmental of COL MBA/MPA programme personally or at Phone Nos. 0519057425, 9057434 and 9057840.Your Comments
221 NUST students awarded BBA degrees at 3rd convocation
Islamabad: National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Rector Engineer Muhammad Asghar has said that with the sources of funding for faculty development drying out and reduced funding for higher education, alternative arrangements need to be made to meet the financial needs of this vital sector.
He stated this while addressing the 3rd Convocation of the NUST Business School here on Saturday at NUST campus.
While highlighting the historical facts of funding for the education sector in Pakistan, the NUST rector observed that under the vision of Dr. Attaur Rahman and his team at HEC, universities today were able to discover a place for them in the overall structure of institutions.
With the establishment of HEC, all universities gained a lot and NUST also went up the progress ladder with very good speed. Commenting on the present state of higher education in Pakistan the rector quoted a piece from the history of the USA. He said, on being told that they were spending too much money on education, President of the Harvard University replied, "If you want to know the value of education, try ignorance." His audience was sensible, so they did not experiment with ignorance and are leaders of the world today. We have not only tried ignorance, but are badly stuck in it and are facing its consequences. The total enrolment in Pakistan stood at 36 million students, out of which 0.8 million were enrolled to higher education. The survey concluded that most of the educational responsibility had been outsourced by the Government of Pakistan, he added. While highlighting the salient features and milestones of the NUST and NBS the Rector told that total student population at NUST today was 11,000 as compared to 4,418 in 2002. Yearly intake had been increased from 1,400 in 2002 to 3,595 in 2010 with 202 PhD students and 927 faculty members.
Commending the progress made by the NBS in a very short span of time Engineer Asghar expressed that starting with less than 100 students as NIMS, the NBS has grown to the size of about 1,100 students without losing quality. More importantly they have added new programmes to social sciences like economics, mass communication and public administration.
During the ceremony degrees were awarded by the Rector to 221 graduating students of the BBA sessions of 2004, 2005 and 2006. Winners of the President's Gold Medal included Tahmeen Ahmad Khan (BBA-2004/CGPA: 3.91/4.00), Lala Rukh Syed (BBA-2004/ CGPA: 3.91/4.00), Shazil Pervaiz (BBA-2005/ CGPA: 3.88/4.00) and Fatima Zehra (BBA-2006/ CGPA: 3.83/4.00). Dr. Ashfaque H. Khan, DG & Dean NBS also addressed the ceremony and while felicitating the graduating students he advised them to keep up the high values and standards of their institute.
HEC verifies degrees of 658 legislators
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has verified 658 degrees of the members of assemblies while authenticity of 370 is still to be ascertained.
HEC focal person Dr Rahim Bux Channa said on Sunday that out of total verified degrees, 604 are genuine while 54 are declared invalid or fake and 18 cases are pending in courts. As many as 370 cases of verification of degrees are being delayed due to non-submission of supporting documents including forms and matriculation and intermediate certificates by members of parliament and provincial assemblies, he added.
He said there is no deadline given for degree verification and the process will continue till degrees and required information is received from the universities. Channa said the Election Commission has written letters to the speakers concerned to direct the members of assemblies to provide the information they have been asked for. The Election Commission has asked the Higher Education Commission to start the process of verification of degrees on the directions of Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The Election Commission appointed a three member committee which is hearing cases of members of assemblies so that they can prove genuineness of their graduation degrees.
Beaconite singing sensation releases 1st hit
Islamabad: Basit Salik of Beaconhouse Margalla Campus, A-Level Branch successfully launched the hit music single and music video of a song titled, 'Hope'.
Currently playing on FM radio and the music video being aired on different television music channels, Basit Salik has written the song and composed the music himself. The musically gifted Beaconite, Basit Salik, is a talented young musician and 'Hope' is his first musical release. He has received tremendous accolade and praise and was interviewed on FM as well. "Considering the great response from music listeners and especially people who have watched my video, I believe that people are really appreciating my work and understand the significance of a positive message like the one given through 'Hope', he said.
The song is dedicated to Basit's father, the late, Hakeem N. Salik, who worked as an Advisor to the Ministry of Health and received 'Tamgha-e-Imtiaz' for his services for Pakistan. The student artist said that his song would have remained a dream had it not been for the tremendous support and encouragement from his father.
Basit Salik said that he wrote the song on observing the overall situation in Pakistan and that he wants to give voice to a message of peace and hope to Pakistani people and especially the Pakistani youth. He said that he wants to generate a positive message about Pakistanis as a nation and to improve Pakistan's standing internationally. "The theme of my song and video is 'to seek peace'," he said.
"I believe that Pakistanis are a peace-loving nation and that is the image the world needs to have of us as a nation. We should also start moving forward by opening our hearts to others and giving each other hope and strength," he added.
Basit started working on the song during his summer break in 2010 and was helped in the lyrics by Adil Hameed, his friend, also from Beaconhouse. They were fortunate to receive support from the best professionals in the music industry and completed their video in a few months time.
SLS students contribute to flood relief
Islamabad: It really gladdens the heart when children of the average Pakistani family rally for a cause and make an effort to help their fellow Pakistanis in distress and an example of this was demonstrated by students of the SLS School and Montessori System.
In a simple ceremony a cheque for the sum of nearly Rs500, 000 and about a dozen large cartons of edible items were presented to a representative of the Imran Khan Flood Pukar Foundation, president of the women's wing, Tehreek-i-Insaf, Fauzia Kasuri. She was accompanied by Anila Khawaja, a young woman dedicated to the promotion of education in Pakistan, who is also helping the foundation in its flood relief efforts.
Addressing the students, SLS Founder/Chairperson Asiya Talha introduced the two representatives and gave details of the volunteer work they are doing for the relief and help of flood victims.
SLS School and Montessori System, Lalazar branch, Principal Shaista Qamber gave an outline of the activities that led to the collection of an amount that was appreciated by the chief guest. The students of grades IX and X initiated the fund raising activities in August 2010, by taking in monetary contributions from their friends and family. Within two weeks all the students had raised over Rs70, 000 but on wanting to raise more money she decided, in consultation with the students, to initiate various activities, which comprised inter class football matches; sale of recycled and other hand made objects; food and bake sales. The news